Monday, July 12, 2010

Disappointment - are you prepared?

Some of us are what Joker calls as "schemers", people who plan ahead checking now and then that their plans are on track and will be able to attain their target in the desired time. During family reunions in my younger years, i would receive cash gifts from every aunt, uncle, and grand parents. During those years, I would be planning ahead on buying toy or a game right after our family reunion. So, for those short span of years, I'm content with my life(or so I thought). As the years passed, and I grew older(just like everybody does), those gifts disappeared one by one, slowly but surely. During those times, disappointment crept in. The feeling of an empty pocket after a reunion was devastating for a kid like me. As an elementary kid, it felt like the world was being unfair to me.

Enter highschool. Well, guess what? This little fool didn't learn. I still planned ahead of everything. At my young age, I was already making a plan of how my whole life ahead of me would run. I was on my sophomore years(about the age of 13), If all went well, I'll be graduating a 4-yr degree course with the young age of 19 and have hopefully landed a job before I turn 20. Nice plan eh? Unfortunately, none of it, ever happened. I'm already 21 and is still in college. So, what went wrong?

As I look back to the events that happened, I realized that, everything happens with a purpose. This purpose is there, it's just that we don't realize it yet. How could I say these things? As I was a kid, there are a lot of things that I did not understand, or should I say, declined to understand. As I grew both in age, maturity and experience in life. I found out how basic those principles were, and seeing my younger classmates today, they seem to be unable to comprehend, yet. But they sure will.

Now, back to the subject. Why do we have have to face disappointments?Is it a necessity? Or is it a lesson that everybody needs to learn? Many of us find the answer to this question the hard way. There was a quote in an anime series I watched. It says,
"Your arrogance leads to despair."

Now, why arrogance? We people try to always plan ahead, thinking that everything will go according to the plan. What we do not realize is that there so many things that could go wrong. So many things that may affect our plan: finance, events in our life, relationships, change of location, stability of the nation and many more. The list can go on and on.

If we love to plan ahead, we should also learn how to have a plan B. A backup a plan. Or should we rather call it a reaction, a defense mechanism. When we fall back to square one. A time when we have to start from scratch. Some call this preparedness, adaptation. We should learn how to adapt to scenarios depending on what life throws to us. In the end, it boils down to one question, are you prepared?

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{ 2 comments... read them or add one }

wickedfox 7/12/10, 5:05 PM
lesson learned from all of the things that has happened even though i haven't read this - NEVER, NEVER PLAN! At least you'll never get so disappointed to the point of losing your "sanity!"

digiknowzone 7/13/10, 3:35 PM
well, i would greatly suggest that you read it, though I think that you have already read it by the time I post this. Hehe

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